Form 2290 Instructions & FAQ


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Form 2290 must be filed for the month the taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period. The current period begins July 01, 2018, and ends June 30, 2019. Form 2290 must be filed by the last day of the month following the month of first use
The Annual renewal of your Form 2290 for a new tax period must be completed on or before August 31 every year.
Make sure to file and pay for your form 2290 taxes on time to avoid any interest or late fees.

Anyone who owns or operates heavy vehicles with gross weight of 55000 pounds or more needs to file and pay for the Form 2290 to the IRS. They can be vehicle owners or operators, LLC owners, Corporation – Partnership or any type of (transportation) business owners.

Form 2290 must be filed for the month the taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period; this is to avoid paying penalty for the late filing to the IRS. The current tax period begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019. For more information on due dates please click here.

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The Form 2290 should be filed under the name of the vehicle owner. The owner of the vehicle is solely responsible for filing taxes on it.

IRS need to have a system for protecting your privacy and making sure they know the identity of their filers. IRS uses a combination of your EIN and your name as a unique identifier for each taxpayer. On an e-filed return, if a taxpayer's unique ID doesn't match IRS records, e-file rejects the return.

Total weight of the vehicle which includes trailer and maximum load carried on the trailer. Gross weight= Weight of the truck + Weight of the trailer + Maximum load on the trailer.

You can increase your taxable gross weight category on your Schedule 1 by e-filing a Form 2290 and selecting the Gross Weight Amendment.

No, service fee can be only paid through credit card.

There are two types of payment options you can select:

  • Electronic Fund Withdrawal (Also known as direct debit) – You should have your accounting information and IRS will withdraw the amount directly from your account.
  • EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) - Funds are typically withdrawn from an account within 24-48 hours. If payments come near weekends or federal holidays, fund withdrawal may be slightly delayed. The payment will be directly drawn from your bank account and will appear on your bank statement. Visit to enroll.

You cannot add a vehicle to an existing from 2290 schedule 1 which has already been processed and accepted by the IRS. We suggest you to kindly file a new Form2290 with the information of the new truck. For further assistance please feel free to reach our support team on the contact us page.

IRS does not provide any receipt for the tax amount paid. Your bank statement would act as a proof of payment that you have paid your tax online to the IRS.

Please ensure that you hold an IRS stamped watermark Schedule 1 while submitting your Schedule 1 at the DMV office and Use a quality printer or color print and check your printer settings for printing your Schedule 1 with the background image.

Yes, you have to file a new form 2290. Please do reach us on our live chat or email support at

No. If you e-file your 2290 and list the vehicles you own on the Schedule 1, then subsequently buy one or more additional trucks, you must file a new Form 2290 listing only the new vehicles. You may e-file that 2290 any time before the last day of the month following the month the new vehicle was first used on public highways.

No. The amount of tax you owe depends on the month when you first placed your trucks on the road. In this case, you should file two Forms 2290, one for each vehicle and its partial tax period, and complete a Schedule 1 for each. Your tax will be more for the truck that was placed into service first. In the next tax year, you can file one 2290 for all the trucks you will have on the road for the 12 months of the tax year; that is, between July 1 of the current year and June 30 of the following year

Make sure the correct Vehicle Identification Numbers are listed and are not duplications from a previous filing. Correct any duplication and re-submit the return. If you are correcting VINs listed on a previously submitted and accepted return, you will need to file a paper return and check the designated "VIN correction" box on page 1. If the new VIN is totally different from what was listed on your original return (Schedule 1), you need to explain why the VIN you are now submitting is different.

IRS does not allow/accept the Social Security Number as you need to have EIN number and business name associated while filing your HVUT Returns of Form 2290 to the IRS.
Apply for a new EIN online: Click here.

After we accept your return, you will receive an e-mail notification. You will also have access to an electronic version of the Schedule 1 containing a watermark of the e-file logo in the background. The Schedule 1 can be printed from your own computer.

You can e-file a correction to weight and/or mileage. However, if you make another type of error on your e-filed and accepted return, you will need to make corrections on a paper Form 2290 and mail it to the address shown in the Form 2290 instructions.

When you submitted your return, the system detected that you had already filed a return under the same EIN, for the same tax period, for the same vehicle(s) and/or the same VIN category. Check your return to make sure you are reporting new vehicles only and that the other information you input is correct.

Yes. You can claim a credit for the tax paid on the next Form 2290 you file in the same or subsequent tax period. Alternatively, a refund of the tax paid can be claimed on Form 8849, Schedule 6, Other Claims. The refund amount will depend on when the vehicle was sold, destroyed or stolen.

No, if your return has been rejected by the IRS for any reason, you may retransmit your return absolutely FREE after making the required corrections. There is no limit on how many times you can retransmit your return. If your return is rejected you'll receive an email from Eform2290 with details on what's incorrect, and how to make the correction.
Also, you can make amendments to your form 2290 or e-file VIN corrections at any time.
Corrections are easy to file and can be accomplished in a matter of seconds. Simply login to your account and get started. If you have any questions, we're here to help along every step of the way. Please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated support team via live chat or email.

Yes. If you already paid the tax on a vehicle you used for less than 5,000 miles, you can claim a credit on the first Form 2290 you file for the next tax period. Alternatively, you can claim a refund of the tax paid on Form 8849, Schedule 6, Other Claims. However, a credit or claim for this refund cannot be filed until the next tax period.
A credit, lower tax, exemption or refund is not allowed for an occasional light or decreased load or a discontinued or changed use of a vehicle.

Eform2290 is an IRS authorized e-file provider, our software is tested by the IRS to make sure that our program are operating both securely and properly. By being an authorized e-file provider eform2290 is basically an Electronic Return Originator or ERO who transmits tax return information to the IRS.

EFTPS, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Taxpayers can use an EFTPS account to pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7. Visit to enroll.
Funds are typically withdrawn from an account within 24-48 hours. If payments come near weekends or federal holidays, fund withdrawal may be slightly delayed. The payment will be directly drawn from your bank account and will appear on your bank statement.

No. IRS accept the tax only through EFTPS and EFW which requires your accounting information.

The law provides penalties for failing to file returns or pay taxes when due. There are also penalties for filing false or fraudulent returns. These penalties are in addition to the interest charge on late payments. The penalty for filing a return late or paying the tax late will not be imposed if you can show reasonable cause for not filing (or paying) on time. If you file after the due date (including extensions), attach an explanation to the return to show reasonable cause.

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